Information Technology

Strong, flexible support to help growing information technology businesses

In information technology, the speed at which an idea evolves from proposal to realization is crucial to its success. Drawing up schemes, negotiating with business partners, securing funding where necessary, and investigating the legal aspects—all of these must take place within a limited timeframe. The realities of venturing into new businesses include encountering unexpected legal issues with lack of precedents and well-defined regulations, inconsistent practice, and unforeseen consequences of regulations.

Our decades of experience in the information technology sector place us in an exceptional position to provide timely, appropriate, and practical assistance to help clients address these legal issues. The combined experience of our lawyers in the information technology practice since the dawn of the internet and the technology bubble of the early 2000s enable our lawyers to offer much needed solutions, insight, and advice to our information technology clients, which range from major players to start-ups, across every field and at different stages of progress. We guide our clients as they set up and grow their information technology businesses. We work with them as they introduce and improve cutting-edge technologies. We support and advise them as they navigate untested commercial and legal territories. We put our knowledge and capabilities to work making our clients’ ideas a reality.


Information Technology:People

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Information Technology:News

Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Highly rated in "Expert Guides 2018: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by their Peers"
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "Study Group on AI and Data Contract Guidelines" project, in which Atsushi Okada serves as a member, receives a special award in the "Data Management Award" held by JDMC
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2019
Top ranking received in "Who's Who Legal: Japan 2018"

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Information Technology:Seminars

Apr. 9, 2019External Seminars
”IP law practice and AI/Data Contract Guidelines”
Mar. 8, 2019External Seminars
"Evolving issues toward ePrivacy Regulation"
Feb. 27, 2019External Seminars
"Global trends in data privacy including GDPR, and how they affect Japanese companies"
Jan. 28, 2019External Seminars
‘‘Latest trend in data protection ~ the amended Unfair Competition Prevention Act and the Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data~‘‘
Dec. 5, 2018External Seminars
”How to Prepare for e-Privacy Regulation Compliance – Possible New Regulation which will introduce a GDPR-type fining mechanism”

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Information Technology:Publications

"FinTech World Yearbook 2019-2020"
Magazine Transcript
"Policy and Strategy for Data Utilization - Creating a Society that Uses Data More Effectively"
Magazine Article
"EU-Japan Mutual Adequacy Decision for Safe Transfer of Personal Data"
"Chambers Global Practice Guides Data Protection & Cyber Security 2019 - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Data Utilization and Consideration of Data Subjects"

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